|Colt - Colt [aue0604]|
Now this is alternative. Stunning vocals, destorted guitars, rocking drums and a deep grooving bass. Sure this is one of the best 'alternative bands' in Westgermany's Northrhine-Westfalia-Region at the moment. Ex EatNoFish guitarist Lars Oppermann recorded the songs and sound of Colt at 'Jangland Studios' in Hannover in 2005. Still Colt is a live-band who prooved their rock-abilities during gigs with first league-players like 'Union Youth' or 'Myballoon' We release their special 4-Track-Online-E...
Keywords: alternative, rock
Downloads: 15,379 (2 reviews)
|Soulbreed - The Flame (webedition) [aue0605]|
'Soulbreed' is classical rock-band. Two Guitars, a deep rolling bass, and kicking drums pushed by three voices. While you can describe their style as perfect and straight alternative, 'Soulbreed' is also about getting back to the roots. Each of the four musicans experienced in many different bands and musical genres before the foundation of 'Soulbreed' in 2001. Whereas bass-player Marc and drummer Paddy were members of the hardcore band 'Alice D.-Fy', Patrick (guitar) was into grunge-pop and Rap...
Downloads: 12,228 (1 review)
|Synthetic Fibres - Die but keep the fashion [aue.05.11] - Synthetic Fibres|
This is the debut of a young, quite international band called 'Synthetic Fibres' located in the german town bochum. If your're in rock'n'roll - in the wider meaning of the word - and you like music that crosses boarder styles and comes up with lyrics full of irony and black humour, this is what you probably need.
Downloads: 16,725 (2 reviews)
|The Dots - The Dots [a&e.06.03] - The Dots|
This is rock'n'roll. Melodic, simply rocking and kicking. Forget about all the other 'the bands' here come 'the dots'.
Downloads: 25,946 (1 review)
|Colida - eyes shut and ears wide open [aue.06.02] - Colida|
This goes to all the alternative-fans out there. Colida are really masters of their genre. Having started playing back in the 90s, having supported bands like 'Hot Water Music' or 'ACME', they used their musical experience for perfectionating their own polished style. In 2005 they recorded "eyes shut and ears wide open" at 'Die Tonmeisterei' in Oldenburg, a studio wellknown for indie- and hardcore-sounds...
Keywords: Alternative Rock
Downloads: 23,033 (5 reviews)
|Mined - Nevermined [aue.06.06]|
We will miss those guys from düsseldorf and their music. And the last gift they give to us, after they had a split in november, doesn't help to feel better. Simply because 'Nervermined' is such a nice piece of work. For sure, it's 'Mined' what fills the room with sound, having the cd started. Still their songs seem to have grown up in some unascertained kind of way. Perhaps it's just the restlessness and the soft melancholy, which is emaneted by parts of their EP...
Keywords: alternative, rock
Downloads: 959 (2 reviews)
|The Zverstvo - can't eat this record [aue0502] - The Zverstvo|
Those who haven't heard of the avantgard-musicians 'The Zverstvo' should keep the name in their mind. Especially when you like to hang around at the russian coast of the black sea. On the one hand you can enjoy all 'The Zverstvo' live-shows they play in their hometown Krasnodar, on the other hand they enjoy the reputation of being the hippest band in town. Last but not least this reputation is based on their memorable live-shows...
Downloads: 20,490 (4 reviews)
|Volshebnaya Odnokletochnaya Muzyka Solncecvetov 1 - Vesna Sveta [aue.06.01] - Volshebnaya Odnokletochnaya Muzyka Solncecvetov 1|
This is Volshebnaya Odnokletochnaya Muzyka Solncecvetov 1 (V.O.M.) from Minsk (Belarus). This is psychedelic post-rock minimalism. Instrumental songs building up slowly to an highly energetic status. For all those who love Earworm this must be definetly a try.
Keywords: post rock
Downloads: 11,591 (1 review)
|earworm - serious ear [aue0507] - Earworm|
Back in the USSR. Or better to say 'back in the CIS'. Earworm are from belarus and addicted to progressive rock. People who really like them compare them to 'A Minor Forest'. A factory worker at the cello, a professional musican normally working for orchestras playing bass in his freetime. And both of them together with two of their friends are 'earworm'. Doesn't it sound like the beginning of some kind of story? Let them take you by the hand and take you away.
Downloads: 17,369 (2 reviews)
|cumbersome- passing lane [aue0506] - cumbersome|
Cumbersome rock the northern ruhr-area scince 2002. But at least scince winning the 'Rockband of the Year' - Award they are one of the 'have to know'-bands of the region. We don't know why they didn't get the 'Punkband of the Year' - Award but we guess there was no 'Punkband of the Year award' If so they had won him. Well we have to admit that we see some alternative-elements but we know people who insist on the statement that the 'Foo Fighters' play punk, too...
Downloads: 6,569 (2 reviews)
|The Sound of Airplanes - Zeitleiste [aue0509] - The Sound of Airplanes|
'the sound of airplanes' don't exist anymore. Even if it is sad, their music shall not be forgotten. They've given us a legacy. As a last gift you can download their latest record here. 'Eaves' or 'francis brady'? In particular peculiar. With impressing energy 'tsoa' worked up their everyday life and leave behind a recording that won't be beaten for long.
Keywords: Rock/Emo Music
Downloads: 10,348 (1 review)
|Hallo Buerste - Stuecke 1993-1995 [aue0504] - Hallo Buerste|
These are the remindings of the brilliant postrock band 'hallo bÃÂ¼rste'. Founded in 1992 they composed a sound now getting more and more popular and today related to bands like 'godspeed you! black emperor' or 'bohren & the club of gore'. But 'hallo bÃÂ¼rste' had a split in 1995. Just a perfect concert at the cologne based 'underground' together with the us band 'souled american' made them believe that there was nothing more to come...
Downloads: 9,955 (1 review)
|mined - steps [aue0505] - mined|
It is alternative at it's best. Heavy distortion and melodic singing. Pop meets rock'n roll at it's roots. Without comparing the music of mined with other bands, their sound is still related to acts like foo fighters, chevelle or frank black. Scince 1996 'mined' are an inherent part of duesseldorfs music scene. Until now they've released four EPs at their mother-label 'die plattenfirma'. 'Steps' is a 'best of' of their done work including rare songs never published before...
|Shelta - not like them [aue0510] - Yuriy Sychykov|
Shelta aka Yuriy Sychykov is a young musician born in Kiew (Ukraine)now living in Bochum (Germany). Until now he spents one half of his life skating the other is dedicated to his musical life. Now this is his first solo-recording featuring just himself and his instruments. Smooth guitars and relaxed vocals - this recording is the right enrichment for a cold winters day.
Keywords: Songwriting; sacred
|Thesis - of the immaculate and the decadent and the LAW they fall within [aue0501] - Thesis|
Postrock meets Metal meets Mogwai meets Screamo? We really don´t know how to describe thesis' compositions. But we really like them.
|Grey Matter - EP [aue0401] - Grey Matter|
At the place where punkrock and the Pixies could meet each other Grey Matter found their home. After all their origin is skatepunk and you can hear this with every song they preform - rough and pushing sounds.
|Sandrakete - Jahrzehnt ohne Namen [aue0402] - Sandrakete|
Alternative German Rockmusic with German Lyrics.
|thoughts paint the sky - ...and the colour is your choice - thoughts paint the sky|
whole ep 6 tracks
|thoughts paint the sky - ...and the colour is your choice [aue0508] - thoughts paint the sky|
music between melancholic fulfillment and beautiful desperation. acoustic emo/screamo from germany.
|Bad Boat - Breathing Space [aue0503] - Bad Boat|
Bad Boat are five guys from Belfast who are deeply into desert-rock. Brute drop-d Guitars and an angry singing - this is rough stoner-rock also known from Bands like Fu Manchu, Dozer or Unida. And Bad Boat are masters of their trade. Last but not least this is the reason why they should have been live-support of Atomic Bitchwax. In the end this didn't get reality because of a galling booking failure of Atomic Bitchwax's tour management...
|The Ripple Effect - ep [aue0403] - The Ripple Effect|
Don´t let the 2.30 min-Song extinct! THE RIPPLE EFFECT from Recklinghausen help. Inspite of the fact that many things are classified as "poppunk" nowadays, and many things called poppunk are just awful , TRE still believe in the power of poppunk. Poppunk as the Ramones, ALL, Hüseker Dü or Down By Law played it - but not MTV. TRE exist scince 1999. Scince then they compose songs, too melodic for many punk bands...
Keywords: Pop Punk